Rachel Crownshaw, our Executive Director of Operations, joined other Gloucestershire leaders last month to sign a pledge promising that anti-social behaviour (ASB) will be taken seriously, made easier to report and tackled in partnership.
The anti-social behaviour pledge has been developed by Safer Gloucestershire, a county-wide community safety partnership, led by Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Nick Evans. Rachel was representing GreenSquareAccord, and along with local councils, Gloucestershire Health & Care Foundation Trust, Bromford Housing and Young Gloucestershire she signed the pledge promising our commitment to its values.
The pledge was launched during Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week, which ran until Friday 22 July 2022. It highlighted the lasting effect that anti-social behaviour can have on victims.
Speaking of the multi-agency commitment, Nick Evans Chair of Safer Gloucestershire said: “The aim is simple: to stop residents of our county from being passed from pillar to post when they have a problem with anti-social behaviour.”
We use preventative measures, early intervention, partnership working, support and legal action to tackle ASB. Our objective is to act quickly delivering a swift, proportionate and flexible response which is victim centred.
Rachel Crownshaw, our Executive Director of Operations, said: “Our aligned approach with partner agencies demonstrates to our customers that we are committed to working together.
“Our Housing Officer in the Gloucestershire area does regular patch walks and holds a monthly surgery with the police team and other local housing associations. They are also involved with the police community engagement vehicle that will park up one evening every few months as a drop-in centre for the community.
“I believe this proactive approach with the police and other community representatives helps us reduce anti-social behaviour.”
You can find out more about ASB, how to report it, and how we deal with it here on our website.